Tour de France doctor says she did not endanger Romain Bardet's health by letting him ride on

The Ag2r La Mondiale rider suffered a small haemorrhage after a crash on stage 13

Romain Bardet on stage 13 of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Romain Bardet's life was not endangered despite riding on after suffering a concussion and a small haemorrhage when he crashed on stage 13 of the 2020 Tour de France, the race doctor has said.

Speaking on the morning that the Frenchman didn't start the race, Florence Pommerie says there were no immediate signs of the injuries Bardet had suffered and in this instance, the onus was on the team doctor to evaluate his condition.

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